What is Meditation + Overcoming Overthinking

Meditation is truly a non-doing, which goes against our social norms and can be challenging for those beginning. The practice takes shape in so many ways from sitting in self-reflection to listening to guided meditations and so many more. If one style does not work for you, explore others. Note that meditation is… Read More

Minimizing Pantry Waste during a PCS

We’ve all been there. You’re getting ready to move, and you probably have quite a few groceries left. I mean, when do you really stop buying groceries? After all, you have to feed yourself, your spouse, and likely some kids or fur babies. At first… Read More

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is paying attention to purpose without reacting; it is a process of breaking out of the matrix. We get so caught up and weighed down by the doing, the getting, and the going. Mindfulness lives in the moments where we choose to pause, step back and notice our experiences. From the awareness we draw in those moments, we step back into… Read More

Finding Joy Where You are Stationed

If where we are stationed isn’t where we want to be and the appealing things are hard to find, how do we find those sparks of joy that leave us feeling content and happy with our current home? Read More

MyCAA: The Active Duty Military Spouse Benefit You Need to Know About

Author: Jeanette Price As a military spouse education advocate I run into a lot of misconceptions about MyCAA. This benefit is amazing. You may have never heard about it, or you may need to get answers to how it can help you.  No matter what your educational background is, you can use MyCAA. 

The Importance of Compassion in Mindfulness

Are we aware of the roles we play in life? That even when one tells us who we should be or what we should do, it doesn’t always mean that is who we are. So often, we adopt the shadows of others by participating in the roles they’ve conditioned us to play.  Read More

Behind the Scenes of a Passionate Photographer

When I was five my parents gave me a small Canon PowerShot point-and-shoot camera for Christmas and I’ve had a camera in my hands ever since. About five years later, since I still showed an interest in taking photos, my parents upgraded me to a larger point-and-shoot and then to my first DSLR in middle school. Read More

Love Notes Feature: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Houk

Robert and Sandy met in 1968 in the parking lot of a very important restaurant in Hendersonville, NC – the Skyland Drive-In. Sandy was with her friends when Robert came around in his 1954 car, a car that was painted green with red fenders, and according to Sandy the car did not impress her one […]

Love Notes Feature: Dr. and Mrs. Cletus Gilbert

Our first Love Notes Feature is the love story of Cletus and Shirley Gilbert. I was fortunate enough to speak with Dr. Cletus Gilbert about his early relationship and marriage to his late wife, Shirley. The love that he still so obviously feels for her is palpable in how he speaks of her and their […]

PCS Must-Have: MILLIE Scout

MILLIE is a one-of-a-kind resource for military families that provides tools and assistance to make military moves as seamless as possible. We recently had the opportunity to speak with one of MILLIE’s ‘Scouts’, Jana, who shared more about MILLIE’s mission, resources, and benefits. There are 3 tiers to MILLIE: